Switched to a smaller room to get A/C
Posted Aug 28, 2016
Expedia reviews made me aware that not all rooms came with air conditioning. Since we were visiting during some hot August days, I specifically requested a room with a/c. The nice folks at the front check-in desk let me know that there were no more rooms with a/c, unless I was willing to switch to an infrequently-used small room. I agreed to make do without a desk or table or full-height closet or entrance door that could fully open (blocked by the mini fridge). Considering the summer heat, it was worth it. I had falsely assumed that Whistler hotels were mainly used in the winter ski season, and therefore could not justify the "extravagance" of air conditioning. But then I learned that Whistler is actually slightly more busy during the summer season than the winter season, so really this hotel is without excuse regarding the rooms missing a/c. Walking down the hallway, I felt badly for the folks who propped their doors open just to get some airflow from the hallway. The included breakfast was nice, but very busy; the staff did not keep the food & utensils sufficiently stocked, nor were there enough tables & chairs. I tried the breakfast room an hour earlier on the second morning, and experienced the same results. The second morning, I brought my own disposable plastic spoon, which came in handy for eating yoghurt & cereal!